Business Transformation with SAP S/4 HANA – how to get started?

No matter what industry we belong to, the business environment in which we operate is changing. With ongoing digitialization we are becoming connected to our partners and customer to a much higher extent than ever before. Our processes needs to be more agile and adopt to changes in demand and market behavior. The answer to meet this evolution is SAP S/4 HANA. But how to start?

When discussing SAP HANA, one question always comes up; ”How fast does my current system run on HANA?” This is not the key question. The system we should be running on SAP HANA is not your current one but a system optimized for HANA. A natural first step can be to migrate the current SAP ECC system to HANA. But the end goal is running SAP S/4HANA.

It is like when my son Melvin tells me he wants to tie a rope between his bike and my car. When I ask why? He says ‘So I can go really fast’. The solution would reach his goal but it would not be the optimal solution.

Come see Accenture at our booth at SAP Innovation Forum in Stockholm to discuss the three main areas your business need to focus on when starting your SAP S/4 HANA journey:
1. SAP HANA is a platform not just a database. This platform can be on-premise, cloud or a hybrid of the two.
2. It is a business transformation based on enabling technology.
3. Start small think big. So how do we start? Create a roadmap!

Now if you excuse me, Melvin has another brilliant idea he wants to pitch to me. Interesting…

Joakim Frisberg, Senior Manager Accenture Sverige